Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gingerbread men and little red wagons...

College is tough, and I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed and down right now. I can't imagine going to a 4 year college or working while going to community college. I don't know how other people do it...I would explode! It's not that my work is really hard yet. It's just that it's a big change from the way things used to be. I feel like I'm never at home anymore, and when I am at home, I'm at my desk doing homework. I would give anything for a free day now (which I might, hopefully have Monday if nothing comes up), something that I completely took for granted up until a week or two ago.

Yesterday was my first day as an intern at the day care center. Good grief. I was gone yesterday from 7:00 a.m. until after 6:00 p.m., and I was exhausted by the time I got home, and then it was nearly time to go to church. I'm in the room with 2 month olds to 23 month olds, and it was chaos. I felt sort of awkward and in the way, because it was my first day. I caused a catastrophe when I got distracted and a boy grabbed the juice pitcher during snack time, spilling sticky juice everywhere, including on two of the other kids. I used more cleaning stuff than I have ever used before in my life, tied as many shoelaces as there are legs on a centipede, and washed dozens of hands. I heard the phrase, "That's not OK!" a thousand times. But I also saw a small boy pulling another boy in a red wagon, saw a hundred little toothy smiles, and heard a lot of giggles. It was stressful and exhausting, but also fulfilling in some strange way. I hope I'll be able to adjust to it better over the next few weeks.

Not being able to sew any is really hard for me. I'm hoping this weekend I'll have some time to, because a few days ago I got some adorable holiday fabric at Hobby Lobby (including penguins for a tote bag and wallet and gingerbread men for an apron) that's been begging for attention. I'm not trying to rush things. I love fall, and I'm not trying to hurry through to Christmas (although Christmas is so lovely that sometimes I wonder, as Elvis would say, "Oh, why can't every day be like Christmas?" But then I suppose there wouldn't be anything special about it.), but Hobby Lobby probably won't have this fabric for long before they're pushing through to Easter. Seriously.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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